Responding to God’s Word

The Bible is God’s unchanging message for all people. Contemplating and performing are two opposite paths of decision. Many people spend forever thinking about what needs to be done in life. The Spirit will never bring us to contemplation without providing the power to perform....
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Leading Through Crises

God empowers individuals to lead His people in critical times. COURAGEOUS AND DECISIVE LEADERSHIP A. Praying and Trusting God Neh 4:1  But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. N...
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Knowing and Doing God’s Will

God calls and empowers individuals to do specific tasks. For two centuries after the captivity, Judah was a Persian province, ruled at intervals by Jewish governors appointed by Persian Kings. This lesson is about Nehemiah, and how he came to be the governor of the Jews in Judah....
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Returning to God’s Way

God forgives those who repent. If we neglect spiritual vigilance and right living, we fall into spiritual and moral decline. This is what happened to the post-captivity Jews in Judah, with the passing of 80 years after the Captivity. When Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in 457 BC, he...
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Rebuilding the Temple

God works through His people to accomplish His purposes. Ezr 6:16  And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy, Soon after the Jews arrived back in Judah, they began...
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Returning From the Captivity

God rules over all the affairs of humanity. The demise of Israel came in 721 BC, when the nation was destroyed by the Assyrians. The demise of Judah came in 586 BC, when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and the temple. Jews (from Judah) were deported as captives to Babylon...
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Predators in the Church

God’s Word enables us to recognize and confront false teachers. Golden Text: 2Co 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; Beginning this lesson,...
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Gospel-Motivated Giving

God gives to us so we might give to those in need. Golden Text: 2Co 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. Our Lord is not concerned in receiving a gift that has been given...
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The Ministry of Reconciliation

God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. Golden Text: 2Co 5:18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (an exchange, atonement, this for that) LIVE BY FAITH, PLEASING...
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The Power of the Gospel

Christians live and minister through the power of God. We have got to have the Power of God! Some of us are satisfied with the wilderness, living with stuff that weighs us down mentally, physically and spiritually. We’ve got to take hold to a fresh blessing from the Spirit of...
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